Today's News

  • Circuit court action for May 4

    On Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram's April 7 docket:

    - Jake Allen Squires, 20, of 716 Lebanon Ave. in Campbellsville was sentenced to serve four years in prison after pleading guilty to tampering with a drug test. A charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender charged was dismissed.

    According to court records, Squires used dog urine instead of his own while taking a drug test. Squires' four-year sentence is to be served after he completes any other sentences he may be serving.

  • Farm Bureau president to address chamber

    Mark Haney, Kentucky Farm Bureau president, is May's Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce guest speaker.

    The lunch, sponsored by the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration, is Thursday, May 14 at noon at First United Methodist Church.

    Reservations must be made by noon on Tuesday, May 12 by calling 465-8601 or e-mailing chamber@teamtaylorcounty.com. Cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors. Reservations made after the deadline will be $1 more.

  • CU to host graduation ceremonies May 8 and 9

    Campbellsville University will host two commencement ceremonies, one for graduate and one for undergraduate students, May 8 and 9, respectively.

    The graduate commencement will be Friday at 7 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel. The speaker for the graduate commencement will be Dr. Michael Edward Arrington, executive director of the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities.

  • One injured in KY 55 collision

    A Campbellsville man was injured Saturday after he struck another vehicle.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Leonard Barnes, 96, was traveling in his 1992 Buick on Lone Valley Road at 3:30 p.m. when he came to the road's intersection with KY 55.

    The report states a 1997 Nissan van, driven by Erica Gribbins, 17, also of Campbellsville, was traveling north on KY 55.

    Barnes pulled into Gribbins' path, according to the report, and Gribbins struck Barnes' driver's side door.

  • Annual food drive is Saturday, May 9

    The annual letter carriers' food drive will be Saturday, May 9.

    The drive is sponsored by the United States Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers and is supported by Campbell's Soup Co. and Feeding America, formerly America's Second Harvest.

    On Saturday, letter carriers will pick up non-perishable food item donations that can be left in the inside or hanging on or beside residents' mailboxes.

    All donations will stay in Campbellsville and go the Taylor County Food Pantry.

  • Labor Cabinet presents Governor's Safety and Health Award to Campbellsville company

    Employees of Ingersoll Rand Co. in Campbellsville have worked more than 4 million hours since a lost-time injury, earning the company a Governor's Safety and Health Award.

    The award, presented by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, provides special recognition for outstanding safety and health performance and encourages the development of programs designed to reduce and even eliminate occupational injuries and illnesses.

  • Relay for Life cookouts begin April 30

    The Kroger on Broadway Relay for Life team will have a cookout April 30-May 2.

    Ribeye sandwiches will be sold for $4. Hamburgers will be $2. Hot dogs are $1 each and desserts and drinks will be 50 cents each. All proceeds will benefit Kroger's Relay for Life team.

    Cookouts are also scheduled for May 22, 23, 29 and 30.

    For more information, or to call in advance orders, call 465-7024 Ext. 2163 or 465-0501.


  • Curves hosts grand opening

    Curves, located at 117 Nancy Cox Drive, recently celebrated its grand opening with the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce. Owner Kelly Smoot purchased Curves on Nov. 1, 2008. Curves is a women's fitness facility that specializes in 30-minute circuit workouts that are quick, effective and affordable. Smoot says there is always a trainer available to teach and motivate. Curves' hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 8 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • A dad's point of view

    As Mother's Day rolls around once again, I find myself reflecting this year on the different obligations we feel towards those mothers in our lives, at different times and passages in our lives.

    As this is the second Mother's Day since my own mother died, I can't help but remember her with the fondest recollections, avoiding the sad, last and declining years of her life when a stroke took away her sparkle and delightful personality.

  • Campbellsville woman accused of having cocaine

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with having cocaine in her wallet.

    Maura Katlyn Kiger, 21, of 308 Summit Drive was arrested at about 2 a.m. Thursday, April 23.

    According to Kiger's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Shannon Wilson received a report that she had stolen a $50 bill from someone at a convenient store.